Cool, Iced, Refreshing

Wendy Morin visited with Michelle Berry from the State of Arizona this summer, and while she was here, she shared a easy, cheap, refreshing, home-brewed beverage we know you will love . . .

“Where we’re from, the sunny state of Arizona, we drink a lot of ice tea.  It’s easy, refreshing and cost way less to make it at home.  While staying with my family in Massachusetts this summer, we made sun tea with Equal Exchange Fair Trade Organic Black Tea just about every other day.

Simply fill a large glass pitcher or container with filtered water.  Add about 4 teabags, submerging the bags while letting the tags hang over the rim.  Cover and place in a sunny spot, early morning is best so you can enjoy it by the afternoon.  Add sugar, honey, or fresh crushed stevia leaves if you like it sweetened.  I like to add fresh or frozen fruit for extra flavor.  A few sprigs of fresh mint from the garden is a nice too.  This is a great way to stay hydrated without any artificial ingredients. Mix it up by switching to other Equal Exchange tea varieties: green, ginger, peppermint, and chamomile.”

S - Iced Tea

WENDY’S RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1 gallon of filtered water
  • 4 tea bags of choice
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh fruit (optional)
  • 3 sprigs fresh herbs (optional)
  • sugar, honey, or stevia to sweeten (to taste)
  • ice

Method:

  • fill a large pitcher with the water
  • submerge the tea bags
  • add other ingredients
  • cover and place in a sunny spot outside outside for 4-6 hours
  • add ice, enjoy!
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